Masters degrees in Biomaterials offers advanced training in the design and construction of materials devices or technologies which interact with living systems, such as medical materials.
Courses range from taught MSc degrees, to research-based MRes and MPhil programmes. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in an appropriate engineering or medical subject.
Biomaterials comprise of modified natural or synthetic materials, which are found in a range of medical applications. This includes processes such as tissue engineering and regenerative medicine for the repair, augmentation and replacement of body parts and other biological structures.
You will learn about the function and application of biomaterials, as well as their characteristics and structural, physical and mechanical properties. Alongside this, you will develop an awareness of the context in which healthcare engineering operates in terms of safety, the environment, and social and economic consequences.
Careers are highly varied, and may include consultancy for practices such as plastic surgery, roles in the design of synthetic and prosthetic limbs, or even healthcare engineering and manufacturing such as drug development.
The Cell Signalling in Health and Disease MRes is a research-based qualification with a taught component that is of an equivalent standard to an MSc. The course provides a springboard into a career that involves a working knowledge of scientific research in academia and industry.
The course is designed for graduates with a BSc in the life sciences or other science disciplines, and for intercalating and fully qualified MBBS or BDS students. It can be taken either as a stand-alone qualification or as an entry route onto a PhD or MD.
The taught component of the course includes subject-specific content in the area of cell signalling in health and disease. You have the flexibility to develop your own bespoke course by selecting additional, complementary modules. You will also participate in training in general research principles, and other professional and key skills.
Your research project comprises the major element of the course. This project will involve 24 weeks of research in an area of cell signalling in health and disease under the supervision of an expert academic researcher in the field.
The course allows you to experience an internationally competitive research area, predominantly in academia but also potentially in industry.
Cell Signalling in Health and Disease MRes is closely linked to a suite of MRes courses that you may also be interested in:
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Our Research Student Development Programme supports and complements your research whilst developing your professional skills and confidence.
You will make an on-going assessment of your own development and training needs through personal development planning (PDP) in the ePortfolio system. Our organised external events and development programme have been mapped against the Vitae Researcher Development Framework to help you identify how best to meet your training and development needs.